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Sherwin-Williams Deckscapes Semi-Transparent
 
Approximate retail price:
$46
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Type: Semi-transparent wood stains
About - Sherwin-Williams Deckscapes Semi-Transparent

The Sherwin-Williams Deckscapes Semi-Transparent is part of the wood stain test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, wood stain models like the Deckscapes Semi-Transparent are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


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Appearance after one year summarizes performance after one year of our accelerated weathering.

Appearance after 2 years:
Appearance after two years summarizes performance after two years of our accelerated weathering.
About This Brand

Sherwin-Williams is the largest producer of paints in the United States. Sherwin-Williams manufactures deck treatments under the Deckscapes line, which is sold at more than 3,000 company-owned retail stores. Its retail stores cater to professionals and consumers, and offer a variety of paint supplies and tools.

Features & Specs - Sherwin-Williams Deckscapes Semi-Transparent
info Resists cracking No
info Resists color change No
info Resists dirt No
info Resists mildew No
info VOCs (grams/liter) 170
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User Reviews - Sherwin-Williams Deckscapes Semi-Transparent
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Doesn't last!
3/17/2014
Pros
Color was beautiful
Easy Clean-up Water
Cons
Peeled Off When It Snowed
Best Uses
Comment:
This product was highly recommended by the Sherwin Williams staff at the local store. The color was beautiful--while it lasted. We followed all instructions, but as the snow melted, the stain peeled off. I could blame the snow for the whole problem--but, the stain even peeled off some vertical surfaces that didn't have snow sitting on them. I regret not going with an oil-based stain as this is going to be a nightmare to fix each Spring.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Don't waste your time
9/3/2013
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
We wanted a semi-transparent deck stain, since opaque stains look more like paint, than natural wood. Sherwin Williams Deckscapes was used on the deck and railings, and Woodscapes was used on the cedar siding. The Woodscapes lives up to the terrible rating. We had a professional painter stain the house after power washing and letting the wood dry for several weeks. The stain went on blotchy and now a year later is showing signs of wear. The Deckscapes looked more promising initially, applying very nicely, but again, after almost a year, it is so worn in spots, the whole deck needs to be done again. It is clearly not the product to use if you want to avoid re-staining every year.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Twice used...twice failed
7/30/2012
Pros
Cons
Does not last
Best Uses
Comment:
Style of deck:<br />• Cedar; seven years old<br />• Multi-level<br />• Lowest level sits 3.5 feet above grade; highest point is 8 feet above grade. 75% of the deck is 4-5 feet above grade.<br />• Wraps around two sides, south and west<br />• Shaded, both sides, all day<br />• 50% of deck is very well-sheltered by architecture of house (long, low, deep eaves, covered pass-through, detached screened porch).<br /><br />This stain has been used on my deck twice in the past four years. The first time, it lost color and water resistance within the first 9 months. <br /><br />The second time, the color and water resistance lasted less than 6 months. Stain was applied the first week in August. By March 1, the deck looked like nothing had been applied, in spite of our mildest winter, and least amount of snowfall, in several decades. <br /><br />Sherwin-Williams had their regional sales rep come to look at the deck. He blamed everything BUT the stain, from leaves sitting too long (even in areas that leaves have never touched) to excessive sun (deck is in shade, all day), and the deck being too close to the ground (clearance runs 3.5-8 feet above grade). When I inquired about the areas immediately adjacent to the house that have never had leaves, direct rain, or direct sun on them, he simply changed the subject.<br /><br />Horrid product, even worse vendor support. Never again.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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